***** STOP PRESS: NOT GUILTY!!! *****
Quiet day today with Bristol City Council’s Recorder of Bristol, Judge “Ded” Peter Blair QC summing up for the jury.
The highlight was probably Ded emphasising that “the whole ground shook” when the statue fell. Perhaps not dissimilar to the ground shifting by the day inside his ludicrous courtroom
Ded packed the jury off at lunchtime, signing off, “please, jury, gather your paperwork and read your packs and, when you get to them, follow the questions in the route to verdict. And be certain not to talk about it during lunch.”
Now we wait. Will the jury side with the white male public schoolboys working for generous fees to uphold a racist and creaking institutional legal masquerade or will they side with the people and justice?